Toronto’s many hotel restaurants are all in competing with established independent owned over competitive restaurant game, and with only a few exceptions, hotel restaurants are located at one of the top hotels in the city with its knowledgeable staff, beautiful decor and exquisite perfectly executed cuisine. The city boast some pretty phenomenal hotel restaurants and particularly impressive list and excellent options available to hotel guests. Local favourites to upscale restaurant dining, culinary avant garde like Senses at the Soho Metropolitan Hotel, Victor at the Hotel Le Germain Toronto and One at the Hazelton Hotel , with an impressive new lineups soon to open international restaurants like Momofuku at the Shangri-la Toronto and Cafe Boulud at the Four Seasons Toronto, and at these über cool hotels and neighborhoods like the Drake Hotel and the Gladstone. Take advantage of the cities culinary gems, whether you’re staying at this hotel or visiting the city. Here are an extensive, comprehensive guide to Toronto’s hotel restaurants.
Scarpetta Toronto at the Thompson Toronto
Scarpetta reference to the shape bread takes when sopping up the succulent remnants of a dish, Scarpetta Toronto sees its first international post located at the hip Thompson Toronto. Acclaimed restaurateur Scott Conant oversees Scarpetta known for its seasonal Italian fare is a perfect marriage of both rustic and refined, Soulful Italian; an honest and humble approach to Italian cuisine. Signature dishes include: Spaghetti with Tomato & Basil, Creamy Polenta with Fricasse of Truffled Mushrooms, Yellowtail with Ginger Oil & Sea Salt, Moist-Roasted Capretto with Rapini, Pancetta and Potatoes. Michael Hunter is the chef de cuisine for Scarpetta Toronto.
Scarpetta Toronto 550 Wellington St, Toronto (416) 640-7778
TOCA at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Located at the Entertainment District, TOCA at the Ritz Carlton Toronto features classic distinct Canadian menu derived from naturally raised,homegrown and fresh caught ingredients. The menu complements a Canadian wine list from a variety of vintages are showcased in the extensive cellar, located adjacent to the large private dining are. The restaurants contemporary design, natural materials and warm earth tones, this atmosphere complements the open-concept kitchen featuring a walk-through pastry corridor,cheese cave, glazed-brick interior and an interactive areas including a chef’s table. TOCA bar is an after-work destination to unwind over tapas and good wine.
TOCA 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto (416) 585-2500
One at the Hazelton Hotel
Rockstar restaurateur Mark McEwan, chef and proprietor of two of Toronto’s most esteemed restaurants, North 44 and Bymark, is the golden boy of cuisine selected for the Hazelton dream team. ONE Restaurant at the Hazelton Hotel showcases his impeccable standards of food production and service — a sure match for the standards of excellence set by the Hazelton operation as a whole. McEwan’s weekly-changing menu focuses on dishes that make the most of Ontario produce and seasonally available ingredients, for maximum impact in terms of taste and sustainability.
One Restaurant 116 Yorkville Avenue,Toronto (416) 961-9600
Sen5es Restaurant and Bar
With a menu influences flavour from France, Italy, Asia and beyond, Senses Restaurant, Bakery and Bar, at the Soho Metropolitan Hotel delivers a culinary punch in a beautiful renovated setting. The interior design of the restaurant are warmly decorated in hues of cream, chocolate, and gold, with dark hardwood floors, a large wine wall and modern furniture to complete the look. Senses executive chef Vincent Leung, known for his classical French training offers classic dishes with an Asian twist. Senses Bar serves specialty drinks, microbrews and wines that pair perfectly with a gourmet inspired bar menu. If your on the go or looking for a great place to relax, the Senses Bakery where individually brewed Italian coffee and fresh pastries are an ideal start to your day, or enjoy a lunch featuring an array of light entrees, salads and sandwiches. Senses Restaurant, Bakery and Bar are all adjacent to the lobby of the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel.
Sen5es Restaurant, Bakery and Bar 328 Wellington Street West, Toronto (416) 935-0400
Prime Steakhouse at the Windsor Arms
Located at the Windsor Arms Hotel, in the heart of Yorkville, Prime Steakhouse opened in 2007 offers steak and wine pairings served in an opulent atmosphere consisting of two rooms with its burning fireplace. On the menu is certified, American dry-aged Kobe and organic beef and lamb are prepared in an infrared broiler, and the wine cellar houses an array of classic wines from all over the world including a $14,000 bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 1918. I love their $27 Kobe burger – one of my ultimate burger favorite. They’ve recently added a vegan friendly menu which was a great alternative eating. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Prime Steakhouse 18 St. Thomas Street, Toronto (416) 971-9666 Wheelchair Access: Yes Patio: Yes
Azure at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre
After a $30 million plus facelift, the new lobby restaurant Azure at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre boast a stunning new and beautiful lobby transformation. Azure combines casual dining with a wonderful contemporary Canadian cuisine by Executive Chef Nancy Nolan for a great culinary experience. Floor to ceiling windows, dark wood and beautiful stained glass wall create a modern elegance for dining at the Azure Restaurant. Serves breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Azure Restaurant and Bar 225 Front St. West, Toronto (416) 597-8142 Wheelchair Access: Yes
Dining Room at the Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel’s dining scene offers tons of dining options whether you stop by for dinner in the dining room, all-season Sky Yard or the cozy neighbourhood Café for an early breakfast. Dining Room is an elegant and hip with a playful spring decor with fresh menu classics. The Lounge can be summed to being your home away from home’s living room. During the week they host everything from culinary cook-offs to live music like Memphis Tuesdays, play rounds of trivia and Plingo + talk about art. On weekends you can expect everything from our renowned brunches and oyster shucking at the raw bar to all-night dancing by the DJ booth. The popular SkyYard rooftop patio is the perfect place to stargaze, enjoy a meal with friends and a cool satellite cocktail bar.A neighbourhood hot spot known for its blueberry scones, the corner Café is also renowned for its Drake Roast coffee, tunes + free wi-fi.
Drake Hotel 1150 Queen St West, Toronto (416) 531-5042
Victor at the Hotel Le Germain Toronto
Recently renovated on March 2011, Victor Restaurant and Lounge at the Hotel Le Germain Toronto reflects the great taste and stylish atmosphere that the hotel is known for. Managed by the long-time general manager Michael Sullivan and Executive Chef David Chrystian have been known for its “A” list star-studded events introducing the revamped lounge and dining experience to the locals who want a classy night out on the town, theater goers, convenient for tourists looking for a taste of Toronto’s diverse cuisine, or for locals who want a classy night out on the town. The place is a knockout package — dark and sexy, warm and friendly service. The small touches add up to make Victor a worthy place to dine.
VICTOR 30 Mercer Street, Toronto (416) 883-3431
Tundra Restaurant at the Hilton Toronto
Tundra Restaurant at the Hilton Toronto recently reopens to introduced its refresh Tundra restaurant to the community with a new design, menu and communal lobby space. The menu is Canadian inspired and helm by executive chef Kevin Prendergast which sources local ingredients, herbs from the hotel’s garden and cheese from Toronto-based Cheese Boutique. The space transformation features elements of fire, Earth, wood and metal with designs such as tangerine-coloured hues to evoke the Northern Lights and wood accents in the floors and tabletops. The space also boasts a communal table and horseshoe-shaped bar area.
Tundra 145 Richmond Street, Toronto (416) 860-6800
Annona at the Park Hyatt Toronto
Annona at the Park Hyatt Toronto is located in the heart of Yorkville. Helm by Executive Chef Joan Monfaredi, Annona’s 65 seat space boast gold and blue decor with banquettes, a bar and floor to ceiling windows, in the Park Hyatt Toronto. The menu offers international gourmet cuisine that serves lunch and dinner menu but a special menu for high tea. Sunday brunch is also available.
Annona 4 Avenue Rd, Toronto (416) 324-1567
STOCK at the Trump Toronto
STOCK restaurant on the 31st floor at the Trump Toronto, a 135 seat space offers magnificent city views and incorporates light and champagne and caviar design elements to the space. The restaurant is with the direction of Executive Chef Todd Clarmo, a former chef at Oliver and Bonacini and David Chow (Drake Hotel) that also includes a 1000 bottle wine wall and dedicated chocolate laboratory. STOCK developed a classic restaurant offerings with a seasonally-inspired menu rich in locally grown ingredients. A sky-high outdoor patio open to diners in the summer months with al fresco dining.
STOCK 325 Bay Street, Toronto (416) 637-5550
Eight Wine Bar at the Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel and Residences
Eight Wine Bar located in the lobby of the Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel & Residences, Eight Wine Bar has recently been re-launched with and even sharper wine-centric focus. The casual modern feel to this Colborne Street destination is reflected in the menu serving market-fresh comfort food, with an upscale twist in the heart of downtown Toronto. The wine program at Eight pays homage to an extensive selection of boutique and hard-to-find varietals and classics.
Eight Wine Bar 8 Colborne St, Toronto (416) 350-8188
BB33 at the Delta Chelsea Hotel
BB33 Bistro and Brasserie at the Delta Chelsea Hotel fuses elegant surroundings with a relaxed atmosphere, creating two dining experiences in one location. The bistro is open for dinner only and showcases signature a la carte selections created with seasonal ingredients from across Canada. The brasserie features creative a la carte dishes with the option of breakfast and Sunday brunch buffets.
BB33 33 Gerrard St. West,Toronto (416) 585-4319
Arriba at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
Arriba serves up Mediterranean-inspired dishes in a casual and upbeat environment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner selections are available as well as a tapas menu for lighter noshing. The restaurant is located in the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel and has window tables that overlook the Rogers Centre so you can take in a Jays or Argos game while you enjoy your meal. The Arriba’s private function room, Le Terraza, is also available for private events.
Arriba Restaurant 1 Blue Jays Way,Toronto (416) 341-5045
Katsura at the Westin Prince Toronto
Stylish Japanese restaurant Katsura in the Westin Prince Hotel of North York specializes in Japanese delicacies in a casual ambience. Diners have the option of eating at Teppanyaki tables, private Tatami rooms, a Sushi Bar, a Robata Bar and the original dining room. The casual spot offers aesthetically appealing dishes such as sashimi, tempura, kakitama soup, kakesoba, sukiyaki and chicken teriyaki. An average meal per person, excluding beverages, at lunch costs $25 and for dinner $40.
Katsura 900 York Mills Road, Toronto (647) 259-3230
EPIC Restaurant & Lounge at the Fairmont Royal York
EPIC Restaurant & Lounge located at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel takes a reputation for innovation and quality and infuses it with premium quality regional elements. The hotel’s contemporary design is an effective backdrop for a menu that features the best of Ontario’s growers.Seasonally, hand-nurtured herbs from the rooftop garden, 15 stories above Front… Street brighten each dish. Desserts are flavoured with hand-harvested roof top honey. And as a certified Ocean Wise restaurant, EPIC’s fish and shellfish choices contribute to sustainable oceans for generations to come
Epic Restaurant & Lounge 100 Front Street West Toronto (416) 860-6949
Benihana at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Benihana at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel is a popular Japanese steak and seafood house that features traditional Japanese teppan cooking right to your table, a sushi/sashimi bar and a Japanese menu.Benihana is an ideal spot to celebrate with friends, family, or co-workers.This popular Japanese restaurant that features sizzling flat tabletop grills is located in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Citrus Restaurant at The Grand Hotel & Suites Toronto
Citrus Restaurant at the Grand Hotel and Suites Toronto offers a fine dining experience in the heart of the Entertainment District. Executive chef Daniel Marchetti sources local ingredients and unique regional discoveries that features Canadian inspired menu where European ambience complements an impeccable service.
Citrus Restaurant 225 Jarvis St, Toronto (416) 863-9000
Essence of Unionville is located off the main lobby inside the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham has a tradition of serving up delicious meals, great experiences and creating memories for over 20 years. The restaurant offers a distinctive menu of classic dishes and unique specialties. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend afternoon tea and a Sunday brunch buffet.
Essence of Unionville 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham (905) 470-8500
Matisse Restaurant at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
Named for the Matisse inspired murals that envelop the soul the moment you walk into the restaurant, Matisse Restaurant located at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel provides a casual ambience perfect place to relax and unwind with family, friends or colleagues. The menue reflects the international influences on Canadian cuisine using local ingredients to complement an attentive service. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Matisse Restaurant 90 Bloor Street East,Toronto (416) 920-6500